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Friday, November 10, 2023

Like Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

When you are doing something with calmness of your mind, with good concentration, without being involved in any prejudice, and without sticking to your own viewpoint, then you see things as it is. You know what people want, like Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. So, satisfying people with what they want, this power naturally will appear.

Art by Dan Welch for links to the source of the photo. Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 68-08-25 as found on, edited by PF. Go to for the Instagram version.